Telangana youth shot, critically injured in California

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Sushma Swaraj (File photo: PTI)

Hyderabad–A youth from Telangana was critically injured when unidentified assailants fired at him in the United States, his family said here on Thursday.

Mubeen Ahmed (26), a native of Sangareddy district, was on June 4 shot twice in the stomach at a California store where he works, though the family came to know about it only on Thursday.

Sushma Swaraj (File photo: PTI)

He family said that some men went to the store posing as customers and got into an argument with Mubeen before firing at him.

An injured Mubeen was rushed to a California hospital, where he underwent surgery. His relatives from Chicago were attending on him at the hospital.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called for a report from the Indian Embassy in the US.

The Telangana government is arranging for passports for Mubeen’s family members to enable them to fly to the US.

A son of Indian Air Force employee Mujeeb Ahmed, Mubeen went to the US in February 2015 and completed his academic course. He had started working in a private store on the outskirts of California.

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